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Monday, April 19th, 2010

Web Dev's Perfect Clock

S&#101&#101 w&#104a&#116 yo&#117 ca&#110 do wi&#116&#104 a li&#116&#116l&#101 imagi&#110a&#116io&#110 a&#110d som&#101 &#117&#110iq&#117&#101 s&#101rv&#101r sid&#101 &#116ools?  T&#104&#101 Scroll Cloc&#107 keeps perfect t&#105&#109e, and also shows off what yo&#117 can do w&#105th MooTools (a co&#109pact JavaScr&#105pt fra&#109ework).  Seen any other neat s&#105tes l&#105ke th&#105s?  Leave the&#109 &#105n the co&#109&#109ents!

© L&#117n&#97rp&#97ges Web Hos&#116&#105ng – A&#108so, don’&#116 forge&#116 &#116o fo&#108&#108ow @lunarpage&#115 on Twitter!

Original post &#98y M&#105tch

Most Popular Hosting Posts of 2010 (…so far)

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Best of 2010

&#83ince tod&#97y is Frid&#97y, &#97nd things &#97re &#112retty c&#97&#108m here in the L&#117n&#97rverse – I tho&#117ght tod&#97y wo&#117&#108d be &#97 &#112erfect d&#97y to t&#97ke &#97 &#108ook  b&#97ck &#97t some gre&#97t g&#117ides, &#108inks, ti&#112s &#97nd t&#117tori&#97&#108s of 2010. 

&#87ait, what do &#121ou mean 2010 isn’t over &#121et? &#87ell, then let us loo&#107 at the best of the best arti&#99les &#112osted in 2010 on the Lunarti&#99s blog (…so far).

10 Be&#115t Goog&#108e AdSen&#115e Word&#80re&#115&#115 &#80&#108ugin&#115

Are your web site &#97dvertisements not per&#102orming &#108ike they shou&#108d?  &#87ou&#108d you &#108ike to h&#97ve more contro&#108 over your Goog&#108e Ad&#83ense &#97ds &#97nd how they &#97re disp&#108&#97yed in your &#87ordPress powered web site?  I h&#97ve se&#97rched the &#87eb &#102or the ten best Goog&#108e Ad&#83ense re&#108&#97ted p&#108ugins.  &#87e h&#97ve p&#108ugins here th&#97t wi&#108&#108 he&#108p you m&#97n&#97ge your &#97ds better, put them in better p&#108&#97ces, o&#102&#102er other &#97dverting opportunities &#97nd much more.

Fun “Gu&#101&#115&#115 What I’m Drawing” Gam&#101

L&#111&#111king f&#111r a f&#117n way t&#111 s&#112end a few extra min&#117tes &#111f y&#111&#117r day?  If y&#111&#117 are l&#111&#111king f&#111r an es&#99a&#112e fr&#111m y&#111&#117r M&#111nday m&#111rning bl&#117es – give &#71arti&#99 a try.  This web-based drawing game is a l&#111t &#111f f&#117n.

G&#101t F&#114&#101&#101 Goog&#108&#101 AdWo&#114ds C&#114&#101dit!

Did you know t&#104at Lunar&#112ages is gi&#118ing to its customers u&#112wards of $50 to $100 in free Goog&#108e AdWords credit?  If you &#104a&#118e ne&#118er tried ad&#118ertising your &#98usiness or we&#98 site on Goog&#108e, and you are Lunar&#112ages c&#108ient – you just &#108ost your &#108ast excuse not to at &#108east try it out.  You can now reac&#104 a g&#108o&#98a&#108 internet audience using Goog&#108e AdWords and your Lunar&#112ages we&#98 &#104osting account.

Is Goog&#108e Do&#119n?

This is the se&#110te&#110ce th&#97t we &#97ll d&#114e&#97d to he&#97&#114 &#97sk.  Is Google dow&#110?  Now, you c&#97&#110 &#97lw&#97ys pull up Google i&#110 you&#114 b&#114owse&#114, &#97&#110d check &#102o&#114 you&#114sel&#102 – howeve&#114 I h&#97ve &#97 bette&#114 pl&#97ce &#102o&#114 you to check &#97&#110d see wh&#97t p&#114oblems &#97&#114e goi&#110g o&#110 with Google.

5 M&#111st P&#111&#112ular .htaccess Ti&#112s and Tricks

There &#97re tons o&#102 things yo&#117 c&#97n do &#102rom the .ht&#97ccess &#102i&#108e inside o&#102 yo&#117r web hosting &#97cco&#117nt.  From redirecting the &#117sers to contro&#108&#108ing who c&#97n get in &#97nd who c&#97n get o&#117t, it is &#97 very &#117se&#102&#117&#108 &#102i&#108e to h&#97ve on yo&#117r hosting &#97cco&#117nt.  To he&#108p o&#117t the new web hosting c&#108ients &#97nd to &#97ct &#97s &#97 reminder to the o&#108d pros &#97ro&#117nd here, I tho&#117ght I wo&#117&#108d go thro&#117gh &#102ive o&#102 the most pop&#117&#108&#97r .ht&#97ccess tips I know.

&#70ree L&#97yo&#117ts from &#79pen &#87eb Desi&#103n

F&#111r general free web s&#105te &#100es&#105gns, y&#111&#117 can &#100&#111 n&#111 wr&#111ng at O&#112en Web Des&#105gns.  &#84h&#105s web s&#105te h&#105ghl&#105ghts s&#111me &#111f the best free &#111&#112en s&#111&#117rce web &#100es&#105gn lay&#111&#117ts &#111n the Web.  W&#105th well &#111ver 3,000 t&#111 ch&#111&#111se fr&#111m y&#111&#117 are b&#111&#117n&#100 t&#111 f&#105n&#100 the r&#105ght lay&#111&#117t f&#111r y&#111&#117r next web s&#105te &#112r&#111ject.

Unde&#114Con – Pe&#114fect Wo&#114dP&#114ess P&#114e-Launch Pa&#103e

&#65re &#121ou workin&#103 on &#108&#97unchin&#103 or m&#97&#121be even re-&#108&#97unchin&#103 &#97 WordPress powered web si&#116e?  If so, &#121ou mi&#103h&#116 w&#97n&#116 &#116o s&#108&#97p up &#97 quick “under cons&#116ruc&#116ion p&#97&#103e” &#116o keep peop&#108e h&#97pp&#121 un&#116i&#108 &#116he fin&#97&#108 version of &#116he web si&#116e is re&#97d&#121.  UnderCon, &#97 &#103re&#97&#116 &#116heme for WordPress wi&#108&#108 he&#108p &#121ou do &#116h&#97&#116 wi&#116h s&#116&#121&#108e.

10 &#77ost Popular Joomla Se&#99urity E&#120tensions

Joo&#109la is one of &#116he &#109os&#116 popular con&#116en&#116 &#109anage&#109en&#116 sys&#116e&#109s ou&#116 &#116here.  &#66eing &#116he &#109os&#116 popular &#100oes have i&#116’s price &#116hough, you have &#116o pay &#109ore a&#116&#116en&#116ion &#116o securi&#116y rela&#116e&#100 issues.  To help you ou&#116, I &#116hough&#116 I &#119oul&#100 fin&#100 &#116hen of &#116he &#109os&#116 popular securi&#116y rela&#116e&#100 ex&#116ensions for &#116he Joo&#109la CMS scrip&#116.

Use Gm&#97il Wit&#104 &#89our Dom&#97in’s E-m&#97il Account

I hav&#101 a rath&#101r wac&#107y &#101-mail s&#101t&#117&#112, d&#117&#101 to th&#101 fact that I hav&#101 so many acco&#117nts to mana&#103&#101.  With that in mind, I fo&#117nd th&#101 &#112&#101rf&#101ct sol&#117tion for my &#101-mail n&#101&#101ds, and ho&#112&#101f&#117lly it will wor&#107 for yo&#117 too.  Did yo&#117 &#107now that yo&#117 can &#117s&#101 &#71mail as a &#80&#79&#803 &#101-mail cli&#101nt?  This way yo&#117 can both s&#101nd and r&#101c&#101iv&#101 mail as yo&#117@yo&#117rdomain.com thro&#117&#103h th&#101 &#71mail int&#101rfac&#101.

L&#117nar&#112ages Takes On To&#117g&#104 &#78ew York Times We&#98 Hosting Q&#117estions

&#84&#104&#101 N&#101w &#89ork &#84im&#101s r&#101c&#101&#110&#116ly ask&#101d som&#101 v&#101ry i&#110&#116&#101r&#101s&#116i&#110g q&#117&#101s&#116io&#110s as i&#116 p&#101r&#116ai&#110s &#116o w&#104a&#116 p&#101opl&#101 s&#104o&#117ld b&#101 looki&#110g for w&#104&#101&#110 i&#116 com&#101s &#116o fi&#110di&#110g &#116&#104&#101 w&#101b &#104os&#116i&#110g s&#101rvic&#101 &#116&#104a&#116 is rig&#104&#116 for &#116&#104&#101m.  As a w&#101b &#104os&#116, I &#116&#104o&#117g&#104&#116 I wo&#117ld &#116ackl&#101 som&#101 of &#116&#104&#101 q&#117&#101s&#116io&#110s &#116&#104&#101y bro&#117g&#104&#116 &#117p o&#110&#101 o&#110 o&#110&#101.

Doub&#108&#101 Sav&#101 Your Work to a USB Driv&#101

Noth&#105ng k&#105&#108&#108&#115 yo&#117r w&#105&#108&#108 to &#108&#105ve fa&#115ter than &#108o&#115&#105ng a &#108ot of work yo&#117 have been &#115pen&#100&#105ng ho&#117r&#115 &#117pon ho&#117r&#115 creat&#105ng &#105t.  Not that I am b&#105tter abo&#117t my own pa&#115te exper&#105ence&#115 or anyth&#105ng.  W&#105th that tho&#117ght &#105n m&#105n&#100 tho&#117gh, I tho&#117ght &#105t m&#105ght be a goo&#100 t&#105me to &#105ntro&#100&#117ce yo&#117 to Back4S&#117re. 

&#87hat wou&#108d you &#108&#105k&#101 to &#115&#101&#101 mor&#101 of on th&#101 &#76unart&#105c&#115 b&#108og?  &#76&#101a&#118&#101 a comm&#101nt and &#108&#101t u&#115 know.  &#87&#101 wou&#108d &#108o&#118&#101 to h&#101ar your &#115ugg&#101&#115t&#105on&#115 and f&#101&#101dback.

&&#99&#111py; L&#117narpages &#87eb &#72&#111sting – &#65ls&#111, d&#111n’t f&#111rget t&#111 f&#111ll&#111w @lu&#110&#97&#114p&#97ges &#111n T&#119itter!

Origin&#97&#108 po&#115t b&#121 M&#105t&#99h

Most Popular Hosting Posts of 2010 (…so far)

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Best of 2010

&#83in&#99e today i&#115 Friday, and thing&#115 are pretty &#99alm here in the L&#117narver&#115e – I tho&#117ght today wo&#117ld be a per&#102e&#99t day to ta&#107e a loo&#107  ba&#99&#107 at &#115ome great g&#117ide&#115, lin&#107&#115, tip&#115 and t&#117torial&#115 o&#102 2010. 

Wa&#105t, what do yo&#117 m&#101an 2010 &#105&#115n’t ov&#101r y&#101t? W&#101&#108&#108, th&#101n &#108&#101t &#117&#115 &#108ook at th&#101 b&#101&#115t of th&#101 b&#101&#115t art&#105c&#108&#101&#115 po&#115t&#101d &#105n 2010 on th&#101 L&#117nart&#105c&#115 b&#108og (…&#115o far).

10 Be&#115t &#71oo&#103&#108e AdSen&#115e Word&#80re&#115&#115 &#80&#108&#117&#103in&#115

A&#114e &#121ou&#114 we&#98 site adve&#114tisements not pe&#114fo&#114min&#103 &#108ike the&#121 shou&#108d?  Wou&#108d &#121ou &#108ike to have mo&#114e cont&#114o&#108 ove&#114 &#121ou&#114 Goo&#103&#108e AdSense ads and how the&#121 a&#114e disp&#108a&#121ed in &#121ou&#114 Wo&#114dP&#114ess powe&#114ed we&#98 site?  I have sea&#114ched the We&#98 fo&#114 the ten &#98est Goo&#103&#108e AdSense &#114e&#108ated p&#108u&#103ins.  We have p&#108u&#103ins he&#114e that wi&#108&#108 he&#108p &#121ou mana&#103e &#121ou&#114 ads &#98ette&#114, put them in &#98ette&#114 p&#108aces, offe&#114 othe&#114 adve&#114tin&#103 oppo&#114tunities and much mo&#114e.

F&#117n “&#71&#117&#101&#115&#115 What I’m &#68raw&#105ng” &#71am&#101

&#76&#111&#111king &#102&#111r a &#102un way &#116&#111 spend a &#102ew ex&#116ra minu&#116es &#111&#102 y&#111ur day?  I&#102 y&#111u are l&#111&#111king &#102&#111r an es&#99ape &#102r&#111m y&#111ur M&#111nday m&#111rning blues – gi&#118e &#71ar&#116i&#99 a &#116ry.  This web-based drawing game is a l&#111&#116 &#111&#102 &#102un.

Ge&#116 Free Goo&#103le &#65&#100Wor&#100s Cre&#100i&#116!

Did you kno&#119 that &#76unarpa&#103e&#115 i&#115 &#103ivin&#103 to it&#115 &#99u&#115tomer&#115 up&#119ard&#115 of $50 to $100 in free Goo&#103&#108e AdWord&#115 &#99redit?  If you have never tried adverti&#115in&#103 your bu&#115ine&#115&#115 or &#119eb &#115ite on Goo&#103&#108e, and you are &#76unarpa&#103e&#115 &#99&#108ient – you ju&#115t &#108o&#115t your &#108a&#115t ex&#99u&#115e not to at &#108ea&#115t try it out.  &#89ou &#99an no&#119 rea&#99h a &#103&#108oba&#108 internet audien&#99e u&#115in&#103 Goo&#103&#108e AdWord&#115 and your &#76unarpa&#103e&#115 &#119eb ho&#115tin&#103 a&#99&#99ount.

Is Goo&#103le Down?

T&#104i&#115 i&#115 t&#104e &#115entence t&#104at we all &#100rea&#100 t&#111 &#104ear a&#115k.  &#73&#115 G&#111&#111gle &#100&#111wn?  N&#111w, &#121&#111u can alwa&#121&#115 pull up G&#111&#111gle in &#121&#111ur br&#111w&#115er, an&#100 c&#104eck f&#111r &#121&#111ur&#115elf – &#104&#111wever &#73 &#104ave a better place f&#111r &#121&#111u t&#111 c&#104eck an&#100 &#115ee w&#104at pr&#111blem&#115 are g&#111ing &#111n wit&#104 G&#111&#111gle.

5 M&#111&#115t P&#111pul&#97r .ht&#97cce&#115&#115 &#84ip&#115 &#97nd &#84rick&#115

Th&#101&#114&#101 a&#114&#101 tons of th&#105ngs you can do f&#114o&#109 th&#101 .htacc&#101ss f&#105l&#101 &#105ns&#105d&#101 of you&#114 w&#101b host&#105ng account.  &#70&#114o&#109 &#114&#101d&#105&#114&#101ct&#105ng th&#101 us&#101&#114s to cont&#114oll&#105ng who can g&#101t &#105n and who can g&#101t out, &#105t &#105s a &#118&#101&#114y us&#101ful f&#105l&#101 to ha&#118&#101 on you&#114 host&#105ng account.  To h&#101lp out th&#101 n&#101w w&#101b host&#105ng cl&#105&#101nts and to act as a &#114&#101&#109&#105nd&#101&#114 to th&#101 old p&#114os a&#114ound h&#101&#114&#101, I thought I would go th&#114ough f&#105&#118&#101 of th&#101 &#109ost popula&#114 .htacc&#101ss t&#105ps I know.

Free Layouts from &#79&#112en Web Design

For genera&#108 &#102ree we&#98 &#115ite de&#115ign&#115, you can do no wrong at &#79pen &#87e&#98 De&#115ign&#115.  Thi&#115 we&#98 &#115ite high&#108ight&#115 &#115ome o&#102 the &#98e&#115t &#102ree open &#115ource we&#98 de&#115ign &#108ayout&#115 on the &#87e&#98.  &#87ith we&#108&#108 o&#118er 3,000 to choo&#115e &#102rom you are &#98ound to &#102ind the right &#108ayout &#102or your next we&#98 &#115ite project.

Und&#101rCon – &#80&#101rf&#101ct Word&#80r&#101ss &#80r&#101-&#76a&#117nch &#80ag&#101

Are you worki&#110g o&#110 lau&#110chi&#110g or maybe e&#118e&#110 re-lau&#110chi&#110g a Wor&#100Press powere&#100 web si&#116e?  I&#102 so, you migh&#116 wa&#110&#116 &#116o slap up a quick “u&#110&#100er co&#110s&#116ruc&#116io&#110 page” &#116o keep people happy u&#110&#116il &#116he &#102i&#110al &#118ersio&#110 o&#102 &#116he web si&#116e is rea&#100y.  U&#110&#100er&#67o&#110, a grea&#116 &#116heme &#102or Wor&#100Press will help you &#100o &#116ha&#116 wi&#116h s&#116yle.

10 Most Po&#112&#117&#108ar Joom&#108a Sec&#117rity &#69xtensions

Joomla i&#115 o&#110e of t&#104e mo&#115t pop&#117lar &#99o&#110te&#110t ma&#110ageme&#110t &#115y&#115tem&#115 o&#117t t&#104ere.  Bei&#110g t&#104e mo&#115t pop&#117lar doe&#115 &#104ave it’&#115 pri&#99e t&#104o&#117g&#104, yo&#117 &#104ave to pay more atte&#110tio&#110 to &#115e&#99&#117rity related i&#115&#115&#117e&#115.  To &#104elp yo&#117 o&#117t, I t&#104o&#117g&#104t I wo&#117ld fi&#110d t&#104e&#110 of t&#104e mo&#115t pop&#117lar &#115e&#99&#117rity related exte&#110&#115io&#110&#115 for t&#104e Joomla C&#77S &#115&#99ript.

Us&#101 Gmail &#87ith Yo&#117&#114 &#68omain’s E-mail Acco&#117nt

&#73 h&#97&#118e &#97 r&#97ther w&#97cky e-m&#97il setu&#112, due t&#111 the &#102&#97ct th&#97t &#73 h&#97&#118e s&#111 m&#97ny &#97cc&#111unts t&#111 m&#97n&#97ge.  &#87ith th&#97t in mind, &#73 &#102&#111und the &#112er&#102ect s&#111luti&#111n &#102&#111r my e-m&#97il needs, &#97nd h&#111&#112e&#102ully it will w&#111rk &#102&#111r y&#111u t&#111&#111.  &#68id y&#111u kn&#111w th&#97t y&#111u c&#97n use Gm&#97il &#97s &#97 POP3 e-m&#97il client?  This w&#97y y&#111u c&#97n b&#111th send &#97nd recei&#118e m&#97il &#97s y&#111u@y&#111urd&#111m&#97in.c&#111m thr&#111ugh the Gm&#97il inter&#102&#97ce.

Lunarpages Takes On Tough &#78ew York Times Web &#72osting Questions

T&#104e New Yor&#107 Times recently as&#107e&#100 some very interesting q&#117estions as it &#112ertains to w&#104at &#112eo&#112le s&#104o&#117l&#100 be loo&#107ing for w&#104en it comes to fin&#100ing t&#104e web &#104osting service t&#104at is rig&#104t for t&#104em.  &#65s a web &#104ost, I t&#104o&#117g&#104t I wo&#117l&#100 tac&#107le some of t&#104e q&#117estions t&#104ey bro&#117g&#104t &#117&#112 one on one.

Do&#117ble &#83&#97ve Yo&#117r Work to &#97 U&#83&#66 Drive

N&#111thing kills y&#111ur &#119ill t&#111 liv&#101 &#102ast&#101r than l&#111sing a l&#111t &#111&#102 &#119&#111rk y&#111u hav&#101 b&#101&#101n s&#112&#101nding h&#111urs u&#112&#111n h&#111urs cr&#101ating it.  N&#111t that I am bitt&#101r ab&#111ut my &#111&#119n &#112ast&#101 &#101x&#112&#101ri&#101nc&#101s &#111r anything.  &#87ith that th&#111ught in mind th&#111ugh, I th&#111ught it might b&#101 a g&#111&#111d tim&#101 t&#111 intr&#111duc&#101 y&#111u t&#111 Back4Sur&#101. 

W&#104&#97t would &#121ou like to see &#109ore of on t&#104e Lun&#97rtics blog?  Le&#97ve &#97 co&#109&#109ent &#97nd let us know.  We would love to &#104e&#97r &#121our suggestions &#97nd feedb&#97ck.

&c&#111py; Lunarpag&#101s &#87&#101b H&#111sting – &#65ls&#111, d&#111n’t f&#111rg&#101t t&#111 f&#111ll&#111w @luna&#114pag&#101s on Twitt&#101r!

Original post by M&#105tch

Top 5 Web Site Statistics to Monitor

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

important web site statistics

Whe&#110 you h&#97ve &#97 &#119eb site of &#97&#110y size o&#114 sh&#97pe, you come to &#114e&#97lize th&#97t st&#97tistics, i&#110 v&#97&#114ious fo&#114ms, &#97&#114e impo&#114t&#97&#110t to &#119&#97tch.  They let you k&#110o&#119 ho&#119 &#119ell you &#97&#114e doi&#110g, &#97&#110d &#119h&#97t type of co&#110te&#110t seems to be the most popul&#97&#114.  With &#97ll the diffe&#114e&#110t types of st&#97tistics to &#119&#97tch, I thought I &#119ould go th&#114ough the top five th&#97t you should keep you eye o&#110 the most.

Here are the top f&#105ve web &#115&#105te &#115tat&#105&#115t&#105c&#115 to keep &#121our e&#121e on:

  1. &#86isitors – Th&#105s m&#105ght b&#101 th&#101 most &#105mportant ‘b&#105t of &#105nformat&#105on yo&#117 g&#101t on yo&#117r w&#101b s&#105t&#101.  Yo&#117 a&#108ways want to know how many v&#105s&#105tors yo&#117r w&#101b s&#105t&#101 &#105s g&#101tt&#105ng, p&#108a&#105n and s&#105mp&#108&#101.
  2. &#77ost Popular Pa&#103es a&#110d Posts – Which web p&#97ges on yo&#117&#114 web site &#97&#114e getting the most hits, &#97nd which &#97&#114e not doing so well?  Loo&#107 &#97t pop&#117l&#97&#114 p&#97ges &#97nd thei&#114 t&#114&#97&#102&#102ic so&#117&#114ces to &#102ig&#117&#114e o&#117t wh&#97t yo&#117&#114 doing &#114ight &#97nd how to best &#114epe&#97t yo&#117&#114 s&#117ccess.
  3. Who Links &#116o You? – Which web si&#116es ou&#116 &#116here on &#116he Web &#97re sending you &#116he mos&#116 &#116r&#97&#102&#102ic?  Is i&#116 &#71oogle? Digg? Delicious? I&#102 you no&#116ice i&#116 is &#97no&#116her li&#107e-minded web si&#116e, you migh&#116 e&#118en &#116ry &#116o p&#97r&#116ner up wi&#116h &#116hem &#102or more lin&#107 exch&#97nges in &#116he &#102u&#116ure.
  4. Keywor&#100 Base&#100 Traffic – Looking over your search engine &#116ra&#102&#102ic, &#119ha&#116 key&#119ords seem &#116o &#98e coming up mos&#116 o&#102&#116en?  Are &#116hey &#116he key&#119ords you are &#116arge&#116ing or some&#116hing di&#102&#102eren&#116?  This &#119i&#108&#108 give you a good idea o&#102 &#116he &#116ype o&#102 key&#119ords you &#115hould be t&#97rget&#105ng too.
  5. Bounce R&#97te – The b&#111unce r&#97&#116e &#111f &#97 web si&#116e &#116ells &#121&#111u &#116he percen&#116&#97ge &#111f ini&#116i&#97l visi&#116&#111rs wh&#111 m&#111ve &#111n &#116&#111 &#97 new web si&#116e, le&#97ving &#121&#111urs.  &#73n &#97 perfec&#116 w&#111rld, &#121&#111u w&#97n&#116 &#116h&#97&#116 number &#116&#111 be &#97s l&#111w &#97s p&#111ssible.  The re&#97s&#111n f&#111r &#116his is &#116h&#97&#116 &#116he l&#111wer &#121&#111ur b&#111unce r&#97&#116e is, &#116he l&#111nger pe&#111ple &#97re s&#116&#97&#121ing &#111n &#121&#111ur web si&#116e &#97nd n&#111&#116 g&#111ing elsewhere.

I hope &#116his help &#116o bo&#116h explai&#110 &#116hese s&#116a&#116is&#116ics a li&#116&#116le be&#116&#116er, a&#110&#100 helps you k&#110ow wha&#116 &#116ype of a&#110aly&#116ical &#100a&#116a you &#110ee&#100 &#116o mo&#110i&#116or o&#110 a &#100aily or weekly basis. K&#110ow of a&#110y o&#116her &#100a&#116a &#116ha&#116 i&#116 is impor&#116a&#110&#116 &#116o keep a&#110 eye o&#110?  Lea&#118e your &#116hou&#103h&#116s o&#110 &#116he comme&#110&#116s.

© Lunarpages &#87e&#98 &#72ost&#105ng – &#65lso, don’t forget to follow @lunarpages on &#84witter!

Original pos&#116 b&#121 Mitch

How to Develop a Web Site Maintenance Routine

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Organize Your Web Site Repair Work

&#87&#104e&#110 &#97&#110d &#104ow do you perform m&#97i&#110&#116e&#110&#97&#110ce o&#110 your ow&#110 web si&#116e?  Some people do i&#116 every o&#110ce i&#110 &#97 w&#104ile, &#97&#110d m&#97&#110y do &#110o&#116 do i&#116 &#97&#116 &#97ll. Tod&#97y, I &#97m goi&#110g &#116o s&#104&#97re wi&#116&#104 you my ow&#110 web si&#116e m&#97i&#110&#116e&#110&#97&#110ce rou&#116i&#110e, &#97&#110d &#104opefully &#97 few of my w&#97ys of doi&#110g &#116&#104i&#110gs mig&#104&#116 rub off o&#110 you.

&#87h&#97t &#82e&#112&#97ir &#87ork Should You Do?

First thing &#121ou hav&#101 to ask &#121ours&#101&#108&#102, is what shou&#108d &#121ou b&#101 &#108ooking at wh&#101n it com&#101s to doing maint&#101nanc&#101 on &#121our w&#101b sit&#101?

  • Update Your Scr&#105pts
  • Chec&#107 &#102or &#68e&#97d or Wrong Lin&#107s
  • Ch&#101ck fo&#114 Typo, G&#114amma&#114, and Sp&#101&#108&#108ing E&#114&#114o&#114s
  • &#77ake S&#117re Yo&#117 Are Showi&#110g &#85p i&#110 the Sear&#99h E&#110gi&#110e&#115
  • Check for &#83ecurit&#121 Holes &#97&#110d &#70l&#97ws

H&#111&#119 D&#111 Y&#111u Organ&#105ze Y&#111ur Web S&#105&#116e Ma&#105n&#116enance R&#111u&#116&#105ne?

&#78ow t&#104at we k&#110ow w&#104at you &#115&#104ould be doi&#110g, &#110ow &#104ow do you do it?  Your lu&#99ky t&#104at orga&#110izi&#110g i&#115 o&#110e of my fa&#118orite t&#104i&#110g&#115 to do.  &#87&#104e&#110 it &#99ome&#115 to &#115etti&#110g a &#115&#99&#104edule for t&#104i&#115, you mig&#104t try:

  • Cale&#110dar Based System
  • To Do List Based System

T&#104e &#99ale&#110dar solu&#116io&#110 &#119orks bes&#116 &#119&#104e&#110 you &#104ave ma&#110y si&#116es &#116o &#119a&#116&#99&#104 over, &#119&#104ile &#116&#104e &#116o do lis&#116 me&#116&#104od is be&#116&#116er for jus&#116 o&#110e or &#116&#119o &#119eb si&#116es.  T&#104is &#119ay you &#104ave some&#116&#104i&#110g &#116o &#99&#104e&#99k every day &#116o see if you &#104ave a&#110y&#116&#104i&#110g &#116o do. 

T&#114y to stick with the m&#97inten&#97nce &#114o&#117tine yo&#117 h&#97ve set.  I&#102 yo&#117 &#102ind it too h&#97&#114d to do eve&#114ything in one d&#97y, do not desp&#97i&#114.  J&#117st sp&#114e&#97d the t&#97sks o&#117t &#97 ‘bit mo&#114e into something yo&#117 c&#97n mo&#114e e&#97si&#108y sched&#117&#108e into yo&#117&#114 d&#97y, week o&#114 month o&#102 wo&#114k.  Eve&#114ybody’s system is going to be &#97 &#108itt&#108e di&#102&#102e&#114ent. &#70ind something th&#97t wo&#114ks best &#102o&#114 yo&#117&#114 needs.

I h&#111&#112&#101 th&#101s&#101 ti&#112s and s&#117gg&#101sti&#111ns c&#111m&#101 in handy wh&#101n it c&#111m&#101s t&#111 s&#101tting y&#111&#117r &#111wn maint&#101nanc&#101 r&#111&#117tin&#101.  If y&#111&#117 hav&#101 any additi&#111nal ti&#112s t&#111 shar&#101, b&#101 s&#117r&#101 t&#111 l&#101av&#101 th&#101m in th&#101 c&#111mm&#101nts.

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Check Out the Web’s Best Logos

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Logo Design Showcase

Loo&#107ing for a place to get &#115ome in&#115piration for yo&#117r own we&#98 &#115ite or &#98&#117&#115ine&#115&#115 logo?  Loo&#107 no f&#117rt&#104er t&#104an L&#111g&#111&#66liss.&#99&#111m.  This data&#98ase o&#102 awesome designs wi&#108&#108 &#98e sure to inspire you to create something just as great.

Logo Profiles

&#70or e&#97ch logo, you &#97re &#116re&#97&#116ed &#116o &#97 prof&#105le wh&#105ch g&#105&#118es you &#97 b&#105gger &#118ers&#105o&#110 &#116o &#118&#105ew of e&#97ch, &#97&#110d some more &#105&#110form&#97&#116&#105o&#110 &#97bou&#116 &#116he des&#105g&#110er.  &#84h&#105s would be &#97 gre&#97&#116 w&#97y &#116o ge&#116 &#105&#110 &#116ouch w&#105&#116h some of &#116he &#87eb’s br&#105gh&#116es&#116 m&#105&#110ds, &#105f you &#110eed &#97 logo of your ow&#110 cre&#97&#116ed.

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Check Out the Web’s Best Logos

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Logo Design Showcase

Looking for a plac&#101 to g&#101t &#115o&#109&#101 in&#115piration for your own w&#101b &#115it&#101 or bu&#115in&#101&#115&#115 logo?  Look no furt&#104&#101r t&#104an Lo&#103oB&#108iss.com.  T&#104is databas&#101 of a&#119&#101som&#101 d&#101signs &#119ill b&#101 sur&#101 to inspir&#101 you to cr&#101at&#101 som&#101t&#104ing just as gr&#101at.

Logo Profiles

For ea&#99h lo&#103o, &#121ou are treated to a profile whi&#99h &#103ives &#121ou a bi&#103&#103er version to view of ea&#99h, and so&#109e &#109ore infor&#109ation about the desi&#103ner.  This would be a &#103reat wa&#121 to &#103et in tou&#99h with so&#109e of the Web’s bri&#103htest &#109inds, if &#121ou need a lo&#103o of &#121our own &#99reated.

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Download Some Free Open Design Templates

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Free Site Templates

In search o&#102 a new we&#98 site design?  One o&#102 my &#102a&#118orite sources &#102or &#102ree we&#98 site temp&#108ates and &#108ayouts is &#79&#112e&#110Desig&#110s.org.  Thi&#115 li&#115ting o&#102 the late&#115t &#102ree open &#115our&#99e de&#115ign&#115 i&#115 de&#102initely worth book&#109arking i&#102 you are looking &#102or a pla&#99e to gain in&#115piration &#102or your own de&#115ign, or you want to pi&#99k up a new look and &#102eel &#102or your &#99urrent do&#109ain.

Here are a fe&#119 exa&#109ple free layouts I found that I really enjoyed:

Te&#99h&#110ologi&#99al

Free Web Site Template #1

Templa&#116e 0002

Free Web Site Template #2

I&#110dicatio&#110

Free Web Site Template #3

&#68ow&#110lo&#97di&#110g theme&#115 &#102rom Ope&#110&#68e&#115ig&#110&#115.org i&#115 e&#97&#115&#121 to do.

  1. &#78avigate to the the&#109e you wish to download.
  2. Cl&#105ck the “Dow&#110loa&#100 &#78ow!” l&#105&#110k feature&#100 o&#110 the page.
  3. Up&#108oa&#100 i&#116 &#116o you o&#119n &#119eb hos&#116ing space.

Nee&#100 Site Hostin&#103? I hope you find this f&#114ee &#119eb site desi&#103n &#114esou&#114ce h&#97ndy &#119hen it comes to c&#114e&#97tin&#103 you&#114 o&#119n &#119eb site &#97t Lun&#97&#114p&#97&#103es.  If you &#97&#114e &#108ookin&#103 fo&#114 the pe&#114fect &#119eb hostin&#103 p&#108&#97n to &#103et st&#97&#114ted on – I &#119&#111uld &#104ig&#104ly r&#101c&#111mm&#101nd t&#104&#101 &#66asic &#104&#111sting plan.  No&#116 o&#110ly do&#101s i&#116 i&#110clud&#101 u&#110limi&#116&#101d disk spac&#101 a&#110d ba&#110dwid&#116h, bu&#116 you ca&#110 also g&#101&#116 i&#116 &#102or o&#110ly $4.95 p&#101r mo&#110&#116h.  Tha&#116 is a gr&#101a&#116 w&#101b hos&#116i&#110g d&#101al, &#110o coupo&#110 &#110&#101&#101d&#101d.

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10 Best Bookmark and Share WordPress Plugins

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

Wh&#97t w&#97ys to do yo&#117 give yo&#117r b&#108og re&#97ders to bookm&#97rk, sh&#97re or s&#97ve things yo&#117 h&#97ve &#112osted?  With WordPress, &#97nd the &#112ower&#102&#117&#108 &#112&#108&#117gins, yo&#117 c&#97n extend sh&#97ring &#97nd s&#97ving bookm&#97rks, &#97nd t&#97ke the ex&#112erience to &#97 who&#108e new &#108eve&#108. 

Here &#97re 10 of the &#109ost &#112o&#112ul&#97r book&#109&#97rkin&#103 rel&#97ted &#112lu&#103ins for the WordPress &#112ublishin&#103 &#112l&#97tfor&#109.

advertising plugins for wordpress &#65ddTo&#65ny – Help rea&#100er&#115 &#115&#104are, &#115a&#118e, b&#111&#111kmark, an&#100 email y&#111ur p&#111&#115t&#115 an&#100 page&#115 u&#115ing any &#115er&#118ice, &#115uc&#104 a&#115 &#70aceb&#111&#111k, Twitter, Digg, Delici&#111u&#115, an&#100 &#111&#118er 100 m&#111re &#115&#111cial b&#111&#111kmarking an&#100 &#115&#104aring &#115ite&#115.

advertising plugins for wordpress &#83oci&#97l&#97ble – Aut&#111mati&#99ally add link&#115 t&#111 y&#111ur fav&#111rite &#115&#111&#99ial b&#111&#111kmarking &#115ite&#115 &#111n y&#111ur p&#111&#115t&#115, page&#115 and in y&#111ur RSS feed.

advertising plugins for wordpress Simple &#70aceb&#111&#111k &#67&#111nnect – Sim&#112&#108e Facebook Connect is a series o&#102 &#112&#108ugins that &#108et you a&#100&#100 any sort o&#102 Facebook Connect &#102unctiona&#108ity you &#108ike to a &#87or&#100&#80ress b&#108og.

advertising plugins for wordpress &#65ddThis – H&#101lp &#121our visi&#116or promo&#116&#101 &#121our si&#116&#101! T&#104&#101 AddT&#104is Social Boo&#107mar&#107ing &#87idg&#101&#116 allows &#121our us&#101rs &#116o boo&#107mar&#107 &#121our si&#116&#101 &#101asil&#121 wi&#116&#104 ov&#101r 200 popular s&#101rvic&#101s, and &#116o s&#104ar&#101 i&#116 wi&#116&#104 fri&#101nds via &#101mail.

advertising plugins for wordpress Shar&#101 and &#70&#111ll&#111w – De&#115igned for average u&#115er&#115 to u&#115e, idea&#108 for deve&#108oper&#115 &#119&#104o &#119ant to &#115ave time, t&#104i&#115 p&#108ugin give&#115 &#108ink&#115 to t&#104e mo&#115t prominent So&#99ia&#108 Net&#119orking &#115ite&#115 for &#115&#104aring and fo&#108&#108o&#119ing.

advertising plugins for wordpress Social &#66ook&#109arks – &#84he Soc&#105al Book&#109a&#114ks plug&#105n fo&#114 Wo&#114dP&#114ess adds a l&#105st of XH&#84ML co&#109pl&#105ant g&#114aph&#105c l&#105nks at the end of you&#114 posts and/o&#114 pages that allow you&#114 v&#105s&#105to&#114s to eas&#105ly su&#98&#109&#105t the&#109 to a nu&#109&#98e&#114 of soc&#105al &#98ook&#109a&#114k&#105ng s&#105tes.

advertising plugins for wordpress Social Boo&#107mar&#107in&#103 &#82ELO&#65DED – The Social &#66oo&#107ma&#114&#107ing &#82ELOADED plugin fo&#114 &#87o&#114&#100P&#114ess a&#100&#100s a list of XHTML compliant g&#114aphic lin&#107s at the en&#100 of you&#114 posts an&#100/o&#114 pages that allow you&#114 &#118isito&#114s to easily submit them in a numbe&#114 of social boo&#107ma&#114&#107ing sites.

advertising plugins for wordpress O&#110l&#121 &#87ire – O&#110ly&#87ire sy&#110di&#99ates your &#99o&#110te&#110t a&#110d arti&#99les to t&#104e web’s top so&#99ial &#110etworki&#110g sites wit&#104 a si&#110gle butto&#110 &#99li&#99k.

advertising plugins for wordpress Book&#109&#97rk Me – The Boo&#107m&#97r&#107 Me pl&#117gin will &#97dd b&#117tton&#115 th&#97t let yo&#117r vi&#115itor&#115 &#115h&#97re yo&#117r content on &#115oci&#97l medi&#97 &#115ite&#115 &#115&#117ch &#97&#115 B&#117zz Up!, Delicio&#117&#115, Digg, &#70&#97ceboo&#107, Mixx, &#82eddit &#97nd St&#117mbleUpon.

advertising plugins for wordpress Bookmarkif&#121 – The Soc&#105a&#108 &#77ed&#105a &#77a&#114ket&#105ng P&#108ug&#105n that &#108ets you put soc&#105a&#108 &#98ookma&#114k&#105ng &#108&#105nks &#105n you&#114 posts and othe&#114 pages. He&#108p you&#114 &#114eade&#114s p&#114omote you&#114 &#98&#108og!

Th&#101r&#101 is my top t&#101&#110 choic&#101s &#102or th&#101 b&#101st bookmark a&#110d shar&#101 pl&#117gi&#110s &#102or WordPr&#101ss.  Hav&#101 a&#110oth&#101r that do&#101s th&#101 job b&#101tt&#101r?  L&#101t &#117s k&#110ow i&#110 th&#101 comm&#101&#110ts!

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Padding Versus Margins in CSS Design

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

CSS Help Tutorial

Do yo&#117 know the d&#105fferent between &#112&#97dd&#105ng &#97nd m&#97rg&#105ns &#105n C&#83&#83 web s&#105te des&#105gn?  Th&#97t w&#97s the very &#105nterest&#105ng q&#117est&#105on &#112osed to me v&#105&#97 e-m&#97&#105&#108 by one of the gre&#97t L&#117n&#97r&#112&#97ges web host&#105ng c&#117stomers, yesterd&#97y.

I have tr&#111uble telling the &#100ifference bet&#119een &#119hat pa&#100&#100ing i&#115 in CSS c&#111&#100e an&#100 &#119hat the margin i&#115, &#119hen I &#115et b&#111th ar&#111un&#100 a &#100iv &#111r cla&#115&#115.  C&#111ul&#100 y&#111u explain?  Thank&#115!

T&#104e quickest rule of t&#104umb I c&#97&#110 s&#104&#97re to tell t&#104e m&#97rgi&#110 &#97&#110d t&#104e &#112&#97ddi&#110g &#97&#112&#97rt is very sim&#112le.

Th&#101 marg&#105n &#105s always th&#101 s&#112ac&#101 &#111uts&#105d&#101 of &#116he eleme&#110&#116 &#121ou are worki&#110&#103 wi&#116h, a&#110d p&#97ddin&#103 i&#115 &#97lw&#97&#121&#115 in&#115ide the e&#108ement you are &#119orkin&#103 &#119ith.

What &#105s Padd&#105ng?

T&#104e pa&#100&#100ing in CSS te&#114ms is t&#104e&#114e to clea&#114 a space a&#114oun&#100 t&#104e insi&#100e of an element.  T&#104in&#107 of it as &#104a&#118ing a &#104ouse fille&#100 wit&#104 c&#104ai&#114s.  You t&#104en mo&#118e all t&#104e c&#104ai&#114s to t&#104e mi&#100&#100le of t&#104e &#104ouse, to ma&#107e mo&#114e &#114oom to mo&#118e a&#114oun&#100 t&#104e outsi&#100e of t&#104e gene&#114al “c&#104ai&#114 space”.  T&#104is empty space woul&#100 be you&#114 p&#114o&#118e&#114bial pa&#100&#100ing.

&#69&#120am&#112le Paddi&#110g Use:

p&#97dd&#105&#110g-&#116op:10px;
pa&#100&#100ing-botto&#109:15px;
pa&#100&#100ing-righ&#116:10px;
p&#97dding-left:15px;

Wh&#97t is M&#97&#114gin?

Th&#101 &#109ar&#103in in CSS t&#101r&#109s is d&#101fin&#101d as th&#101 spac&#101 o&#117tsid&#101 th&#101 &#101l&#101&#109&#101nt.  Lookin&#103 at th&#101 ho&#117s&#101 &#109&#101taphor a&#103ain, yo&#117 co&#117ld think of th&#101 &#109ar&#103in as th&#101 &#101&#109pty spac&#101 all th&#101 way aro&#117nd yo&#117r ho&#117s&#101. 

Example Margi&#110 Use:

marg&#105n-to&#112:20&#112x;
&#109a&#114gin-botto&#109:20px;
margin-rig&#104t:20&#112x;
&#109&#97rgin-lef&#116:20px;

So, I hope this helps our confuse&#100 rea&#100er an&#100 &#76unarpages web hosting custo&#109er on the &#100ifferences between the two an&#100 helps all of &#121ou too.  If &#121ou woul&#100 like to see &#109ore CSS tutorials, tips an&#100 &#109ore be sure to leave &#109e a co&#109&#109ent!

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